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Missouri Wonder Pole Bean Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Plant after the last frost, since pole beans are very sensitive to cold. Place the seeds 2" deep and 10" apart, allowing them to grow on a trellis or other vertical support as soon as they emerge from the soil. If using a teepee structure, plant them in groups of 5-6 plants per pole. Germination usually takes place in 14-20 days. For companion planting benefits, plant pole beans with corn; this provides natural support for both the vines and the corn stalks.

Growing: Keep the soil moist to ensure healthy plants and a productive crop, taking care not to disturb the blossoms as they form. Mulch helps conserve moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

Harvesting: Expect your first beans about ten weeks after germination. Daily harvesting improves production; for best flavor and tenderness, pick the beans when they are no larger than a pencil in thickness. Serve or preserve the same day you harvested them for the freshest taste. Missouri Wonder beans also make excellent soup beans, and look like pintos when dried.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the growing season, allow the beans to dry completely on the vine; the pods will be light brown, and the seeds will rattle inside. Remove the seeds from the pods. After the seeds are completely dry, store them in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 80

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 72 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~160 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $4.80 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $6.00 Sold Out
5 Lb Mylar (2.72kg) $27.00 Sold Out
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $48.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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Missouri Wonder is a hard-to-find, heavy producing heirloom pole bean with good flavor! A very hardy bean variety that withstands harsh conditions and stress better than other pole varieties! Pods are thick, slightly curved, and stringless when young. In the old days, this variety was planted in cornfields and grew up the cornstalks for support! This allowed farmers to maximize ground space, and the beans supplied the corn with nitrogen!
Farmers of the 1930s first began growing Missouri Wonder for its resilience in harsh conditions. They usually grew this bean alongside corn, since the corn stalks provided a handy support for the vines. Housewives preferred this bean for its versatility both as a snap bean and a dry soup bean.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Plant after the last frost, since pole beans are very sensitive to cold. Place the seeds 2" deep and 10" apart, allowing them to grow on a trellis or other vertical support as soon as they emerge from the soil. If using a teepee structure, plant them in groups of 5-6 plants per pole. Germination usually takes place in 14-20 days. For companion planting benefits, plant pole beans with corn; this provides natural support for both the vines and the corn stalks.

Growing: Keep the soil moist to ensure healthy plants and a productive crop, taking care not to disturb the blossoms as they form. Mulch helps conserve moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

Harvesting: Expect your first beans about ten weeks after germination. Daily harvesting improves production; for best flavor and tenderness, pick the beans when they are no larger than a pencil in thickness. Serve or preserve the same day you harvested them for the freshest taste. Missouri Wonder beans also make excellent soup beans, and look like pintos when dried.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the growing season, allow the beans to dry completely on the vine; the pods will be light brown, and the seeds will rattle inside. Remove the seeds from the pods. After the seeds are completely dry, store them in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 80

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 72 Inches

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